November 23, 2017
Taco Family of Companies has acquired the Taconova Group. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Taconova has created intelligent building technology solutions for over 55 years. Its expertise and offerings include hydronic balancing, underfloor heating, distribution technology, system technology and valves.
John Hazen White, Sr., second-generation owner of Taco, started Taconova in 1961 as a European trading company for Taco, Inc. of Cranston, RI before selling it to the Guinness Group in 1980.
“We are thrilled to be welcoming Taconova back into the Taco Family,” said John Hazen White, Jr., Taco Family of Companies owner and executive chairman of the board. “The reputation of the Taconova brand will help further strengthen our presence in Europe, which began in 2015 with the acquisition of Askoll Sei, a world-class manufacturer of high-efficiency pumps located in Sandrigo, Italy.”
“In addition to providing a strong brand, Taconova will give us access to northern European markets, broaden our product offering in the whole of Europe to include valves and systems, add a competence center for engineering expertise, and provide additional manufacturing capability to support future growth,” said Wil VandeWiel, CEO of Taco Family of Companies.
“Being part of the Taco Family again is very exciting for everyone at Taconova,” said Ralph Seewald, CEO of Taconova. “Our shared brand values of simplified technology, high-efficiency solutions that save customer resources, and class-leading customer support make this a great fit. Taco Comfort Solutions’ expertise in engineering, manufacturing, and automation, combined with their international distribution channels, will fuel the growth of Taconova into new markets and geographies,” added Seewald.